Privacy Policy


This is an online Privacy Policy for Bartenders Association Internationale® and its wholly-owned websites only and does not apply to any information collected offline.


Information we collect

We collect information from you when you log in to our site, fill out a request form or enroll for courses. When logging in, enrolling or requesting information from us, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, physical mailing address and/or other related information pertaining to the type of request you are making.


How we use it

Any of the information we collect from you may be used to process your request and/or enrollment for courses; personalize your experience to help us better respond to user needs; improve our website and course offerings; and/or improve customer service. We may use information from you in any of the following ways:


  • Periodic Emails - The email address you provide for your request or upon enrolling may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your request and/or purchase, in addition to receiving occasional program news, updates, related product or service information, surveys, site features or promotions. Note: If at any time, you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
  • Server Log information - When you access our website via a browser, application or other client our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account.
  • User communications  When you send email or other communications to our website, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.
  • Affiliated websites  We may offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to our site in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy.
  • Other sites  This Privacy Policy applies to websites wholly-owned by Bartenders Association Internationale only. We do not exercise control over the sites that may be linked to ours or may be accessed by clicking on a posted link through our site. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.


In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:


Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and protect the rights or property of our website or our users. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.


Information security

Our website processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we may process personal information outside your own country. We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.


Disclosing information to outside parties

We only share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of our company in the following limited circumstances:


  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of our website, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.


Terms & Conditions

Please also visit our Terms & Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.



By using our site, you consent to the terms of our privacy policy.


Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes on this page. Last updated: January 26, 2011.


Contacting us

Questions regarding our privacy policy may be directed to:

Certified Wine Expert Program

c/o Bartenders Association Internationale

409 N Pacific Coast Hwy, #777

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

(888) 6-Bartender / 888-622-7836

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